Employment law cases

Whitbread plc (t/a Whitbread Medway Inns) v Hall [2001] IRLR 275 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Misconduct: Band of reasonable responses test applicable to procedure as well as outcome

    15 April 2001

    In a case where misconduct is admitted by the employee, the requirement of reasonableness in s.98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 relates not only to the outcome in terms of the penalty imposed by the employer, but also to the process by which the employer arrived at that decision, holds the Court of Appeal in Whitbread plc (trading as Whitbread Medway Inns) v Hall.